January/February 2021 EuroLabNews


Reported by Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Editor EFLM EuroLabNews

Well time flys and here we are with the first issue of the bimonthly EuroLabNews for the year 2021. This issue is kicked off by the annoucement of the Web App Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics. Keeping at par with the times, this web app could serve as a handy resource of Clinical Chemistry in your palm with information on a wide range of topics. The President of the EFLM, Ana-Maria Simundic has initiated a new column „Coffee with the EFLM President”. Our readership will find it interesting to read about various personal and professional aspects of prominent officers of the EFLM. This issue presents interviews with 4 such personalities, with quite a few to follow in the upcoming issues. The EFLM Office announce two vacanies in the EFLM Working Group „Patients Focused Laboratory Medicine”. Applicants are encouraged to apply within the deadline of 14 February, 2021. By now a genuine trademark of the EuroLabNews, dedicated members of the EFLM WG Promotions and Publications present recent state of the art EFLM publications with their ingenious infographics. A recent webinar is mentioned under the past EFLM events, dont forget that these webinars are available on the EFLM elearning platform for replay as required. Change of Guard is reported by the Hungarian, Bulgarian, Norwegian, Portuguese and Ukranian Societies. Under news from EFLM National Societies, The VI Russian Congress of Laboratory Medicine is summarized. The Conference was constituted by 6 thematic online forums with a whopping 18500 participants. Under its regular column, the IFCC corner presents global perspectives in Laboratory Medicine. The Calendar of Events lists all major happenings with its usual and unfortunate COVID-19 alert. The EuroLabNews team wishes you all COVID-19 free 2021!

1. EFLM Office informs

EFLM Office informs

Web App Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics: Free of charge and ads

Since its first publication in 1968, Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics (German title: Labor und Diagnose) has become the best-selling and most renowned reference book for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory medicine in Europe, the Middle East, and China. So far, it has been published in German, English and Chinese. To respond to requests of our readers and to be in conformity with the spirit of the time we have created a Web App of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics. Summarized, it represents the most current clinical reference tool for physicians and clinical chemists available in an electronic version. It has been co-authored by more than 60 specialists to encompass the whole spectrum of different disease patterns and laboratory tests. It is our intention to add another excellent resource to laboratory tests and medical decisions. The Web-App is available for all electronic devices and free of ads or charge.


The 1999 IFCC award for distinguished education was bestowed to Prof. Thomas for having established with the textbook Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics a new direction for Clinical chemistry and Laboratory medicine in teaching the concept of interpretation of laboratory reports taking physiological and clinical aspects into consideration.


Clinical laboratory tests are a fundamental approach in the diagnostics and monitoring of diseases and provide the opportunity to estimate outcome prediction of the individual patient. With this Web App it is our intention to add another excellent resource to physicians and clinical chemists.


Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics 2020 offers a quick and competent support for allocation of pathological test results which are linked to specific diseases.

It is structured as follows:

– The specific clinical laboratory test in the main menu of the 53 chapters on laboratory tests. The chapters present text, tables and graphs with information, about laboratory findings of the selected diseases or disorders. The test results are properly interpreted in the context with the diseases:

– The presumptive diagnosis. The 53 chapters of clinical laboratory tests are preceded by a chapter containing a broad spectrum of medical decision-making approaches (main menu/chapter 00: Register of diseases). It is possible for every disease to download tables with information about clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, differential diagnosis and course assessment of the selected disease.


The contributions of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics 2020 are structured according to indication, method of determination, specimen, reference interval, clinical assessment, comments and problems, biochemistry and physiology, and references. In more than 800 tables and graphs of different diseases, the expedient laboratory tests and findings are presented. References provide an evidence-based presentation.


The use of the electronic edition is convenient for the reader because it enables:

– The reading of the chapters and of the different sections, comparable to the text in the print form.

– The selection of tables, graphs and references while reading the text.

– The subject related disease overview of 20 sections of diseases (main menu/chapter 00: Register of diseases) that provides information on clinics and laboratory findings

– A quite simple index search.


Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics 2020 contains most current scientific, clinical and laboratory diagnostic insights. Latest information from current publications, guidelines and recommendations are included. Especially the selection of the presumptive diagnosis facilitates the assessment and follow-up of disease-specific laboratory findings.


Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics 2020 can be accessed using all electronic media when selecting the Internet address http://www.Clinical-Laboratory-Diagnostics-2020.com